Lanceolate meaning

lănsē-ə-lāt
Shaped like the head of a lance; tapering from a rounded base toward the apex.

Lanceolate leaves.

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Narrow and tapering like the head of a lance, as certain leaves.
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Shaped like the head of a lance; tapering from a rounded base toward the apex.

Lanceolate leaves.

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Tapering from a rounded base toward an apex; lance-shaped. Many willows have lanceolate leaves.
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(botany, mycology) Having the general shape of a lance; much longer than wide, with the widest part lower than the middle and a pointed apex.
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(technical) Of a class of knapped stone points, made without a stem, shoulders, notches, or other features that aid in attachment to a shaft.
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Origin of lanceolate

  • Late Latin lanceolātus from Latin lanceola diminutive of Latin lancea lance lance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin lanceolatus.

    From Wiktionary